Michael Rice

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The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency says a millage on the May 5 ballot would close the gap in its special-education budget.

Voters in KRESA’s nine districts will decide whether to approve a six-year, 1.5 mill increase on the current 2.8 mill rate. That works out to an extra $75 a year on a property whose taxable value is $100,000.

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The law that allows some Michigan school districts, businesses, and ratepayers to buy electricity from a competitor to their regional utility was the central issue in a state House hearing. It was part of the Legislature’s preparations to decide how to overhaul Michigan’s energy policies. 

Rice's compensation will be set in summer as part of district's budget

In column for Bridge Magazine Michael Rice says districts have less to spend on educating students

About 300 students and staff from Kalamazoo Central High School can expect to undergo a skin test for tuberculosis next week. That’s because they might have been exposed to the disease by a student from Central who, Kalamazoo Public Schools confirmed today, has a case of active TB.

KPS learned about the case last Friday from a hospital treating the student, says Kalamazoo County Public Health Department Director  Linda Vail.

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